Inverted rainbow graces sky over Fairfield

It was a magical moment at the end of the day on Friday, April 8th in Fairfield, Victoria #yyj , BC Canada. The sun was just above the horizon, obscured by some light cloud but this amazing light show was overhead. From what I can determine, it is the result of ice and sun and cirrus clouds. To me it’s an “inverted rainbow” but scientifically it’s known as a circumhorizon arc or a circumzenithal arc . Some people apparently call them a “fire” rainbow (when in fact they’re caused by ice). Apparently they’re rarely seen.

Fortunately my camera was nearby and charged up and the arc cooperated so I was able to grab these photos.

Here’s some more info on the phenomenon: NASA-fire rainbow over New Jersey and Inverted Rainbow causes a fuss in the UK

Local authors band together

Come out and meet us and 15 other local authors! You even get a chance to win books and buy them. Ogden Point Odyssey is a great stocking stuffer!

You’re invited to attend a “Celebration of Local Authors“:

EVENTInspiring Authors present A Celebration of Local Authors

DATE: Sunday, December 12, 2010

TIME: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Terrace Room, Marriott Hotel, 728 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC

Doors open at 1:00 PM. The authors will speak from 1:30 to 2:30, after which the public will have a chance to meet and mingle with the authors, purchase books, and have books signed.

Door prizes include books and services of the authors.

NO ADMISSION CHARGE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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